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David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
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In Bence Nanay (ed.), Perceiving the World. Oxford University Press. 226 (2010)
What colour does a white wall look in the pinkish light of the late afternoon? Philosophers disagree: they hold variously that it looks pink, white, both, and no colour at all. A new approach is offered. After reviewing the dispute, a reinterpretation of perceptual constancy is offered. In accordance with this reinterpretation, it is argued that perceptual features such as color must always be predicated of perceptual objects. Thus, it might be that in pinkish light, the wall looks white and the light looks pink. The paper concludes by discussing some criteria for object identification in perceptual states.
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